Classic Beauty Salon Treatments

Inspired by Bobbi Brow's #CantLiveWithout campaign, highlighting classic Bobbi products - we wrote about this on the blog this week - I decided to pick a few classic beauty salon treatments available on 5pm Spa & Beauty. We're all creatures of habit, and we all love to indulge ourselves with our favourite beauty salon treatments, from eyebrows, and lashes to Shellac nails, and massages. Here's a few of our faves on offer on 5pm at the … [Read more...]

Bobbi Brown Classics You #CantLiveWithout

Bobbi Brown has cleverly curated 10 of its best-selling products that you just #cantlivewithout, and rolled out this campaign across the country. I am a massive fan of Bobbi Brown. I was shocked when Bobbi left the company recently, but it's good to see them championing products she created, as she will always be the heart of this brand. Hopefully! The 10 products are: 1. SKIN LONG-WEAR WEIGHTLESS FOUNDATION SPF15 (£31) This full coverage … [Read more...]

New Concealers from Laura Mercier and Clinique

Concealers seem to be having a moment of late - quite a few have recently landed on my desk. The latest two come from Clinique and Laura Mercier. Laura Mercier launched its Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Concealer (£24) earlier this year, a medium to full coverage concealer, with a natural, luminous finish. It feels weightless on skin and perfects, hydrates and blurs imperfections with 12 hours of crease-resistant wear. The concealer … [Read more...]

Viva Cuba by Laura Mercier SS18

Laura Mercier's SS18 collection is inspired by the "soulful ambiance of the Cuban culture…Alive with energy, the music and clashing patterns of street art" It's all earthy matte bronzing shades, liquid illuminating pearls, and shimmering sheen for eyes (although there are no new eye products in this small collection) Lips are intense and vivid, echoing the vibrancy found in Cuban design. Let's have a look at the key products and how to … [Read more...]

No7 Matte Liquid Lips new shades

Boots No7 has just added three new shades to its Matte Liquid Lips collection - all of them nudes. Nudes are big  news this summer, thanks in no part to the (real life) Duchess of nudes, Meghan Markle. The new Royal rocks a nude lip, and, whilst I don't, I can see the appeal. For an easy summer look, the new shades are Freedom, Faith and Victory. Freedom, pictured left, is a pinky nude. I'm not sure I'd call this a nude to be honest. It's … [Read more...]

Be Sporty and Shimmery this summer with The Body Shop

Fitness and wellbeing is a massive part of modern day culture. Athleisure is a trend, juicing is normal, and there are more forms of yoga than anyone could ever need. And the beauty industry has cottoned on to our burgeoning desire to hit the gym/class/streets and exercise, and companies are creating some sporty lines. Clinique brought its fitness line out earlier this year. The Body Shop has now created two new sport-inspired, sweat-proof … [Read more...]

Sandal Foot Prep

I was shamed on social media this week by an old colleague who commented on a sandal image I had shared on Instagram and Facebook  - with BARE TOENAILS. He expects more from me, and I admit, I let myself down. How could I expose the world to the sight of my uncared for toes. And he hasn't even see the state of the rest of my feet! Seriously, though, it is sandal season (at last!) and it is time, therefore, to get a little foot prep on the … [Read more...]

Diego Dalla Palma Summer 2018 Cruise Collection

Italian beauty brand Diego Dalla Palma is always worth a look. The brand, from Italy's fashion capital, Milan, is stocked in Marks and Spencer Beauty here in the UK. Launched in Milan in 1970, it has a wonderfully retro feel to it, and is much more than just makeup - with skincare and haircare in the diego dalla palma group. And there is an actual Diego Dalla Palma  too  - the Italian makeup artist behind the brand. Every year they launch a … [Read more...]

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess 2018

It's most definitely summer when the Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess collection lands on my desk. Yes, I know it's not officially summer yet, but nothing makes me want to book a holiday more than a sniff of the gorgeous Bronze Goddess scents. "Layer on sunlit shades, solar cool potions and ocean kissed mists wrapped in the ultimate sensual scent of summer – Bronze Goddess Eau Fraîche for an enviable glow that radiates the passion of an everlasting … [Read more...]

Bright Beauty Tools at Superdrug

I popped into Superdrug last week, and I spotted these bright coloured beauty tools. Now, I am a sucker for anything bright and bold, particularly in the primary colours, and I had to have them. There were more, but I stopped at seven - not sure why, as they were on a 3 for 2, but there you go. In my slight hysteria at their bright beauty, I miscounted.   I could have bought more, considering they are priced between £1 and £3. … [Read more...]